Football: Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard suffers ankle fracture on international duty, may miss ICC Singapore

Midfielder Eden Hazard fractured his ankle while training with the Belgian national team, and could be out for four months.
Midfielder Eden Hazard fractured his ankle while training with the Belgian national team, and could be out for four months. PHOTO: REUTERS

Brussels (AFP) - Chelsea's Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard has fractured his ankle, the Belgian football federation confirmed late on Sunday.

The 26-year-old playmaker sustained the injury training with the national side and will miss Monday's friendly against the Czech Republic and a 2018 World Cup Finals qualifier in Estonia on Friday.

A tweet from his the official Twitter account of his national team read: "Medical imaging showed that @hazardeden10 has a fracture in his right ankle #belcze #estbel #roadtorussia."

Hazard - who helped lift Chelsea to the Premier League title last season - will undergo surgery on Monday and could be out for four months.

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Chelsea will be visiting Singapore to play at the International Champions Cup (ICC) from July 25-29 at the National Stadium against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, and the injury may put Hazard's participation in doubt.